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2017 Information Booklet
Join us for our 13th Festival to be held July 27 to August 5, 2018

Welcome! The 2018 Midsummer Music Dream / Songe d'été en musique Music School and Festival will be held from July 27 to August 5. This will be our 13th season of making music in the Eastern Townships of the province of Quebec.

In addition to the concerts, Festival participants will take part in classes such as guitar ensemble, string ensemble and chorus, and master classes with faculty and guest artists. Private instruction will be offered in voice, all strings, classical guitar, electric guitar and piano.

The highly successful Vocal and Instrumental Programs will again bring together students from throughout the U.S. and Canada. The programs' daily schedules will include lessons, coaching, master classes, repertoire classes and ensemble rehearsals.

New in 2018 will be the professionally focused Songe d'été en musique Vocal Studio with Thomas Goodheart which will provide training and performances for a select group of voice students. Learn more on the Vocal Program page.

The festival will also include a series of Open Programs open to all ages and levels of musical experience.

This year, the Festival Chorus conducted by Irene Seubert will perform Franz Schubert's Mass in G and Michael Frassetti's One Song, inspired by the composer's participation in the 2011 festival. In addition, Festival Chorus participants from the community will participate in a voice workshop designed especially for them.

To date, guest artists in 2018 will include world-renowned pianist Jeffrey Marcus and acclaimed percussionist Frank Cassara.

Please continue to visit our website for more details about the 13th Midsummer Music Dream Music School & Festival as they become available.

Listen to a CBC report about the 2011 Festival.

Midsummer Music Dream Music School & Festival
Harris Becker, Artistic Director
Christina Montalto, Festival Coordinator

Board of Directors
Harris Becker, President
Christina Montalto, Vice President
Michel Laflamme, Vice President
Line Blais, Secretary
Pierre Poulin, Treasurer
Gilles Matte, Resource Manager

Here is what students are saying about our programs:

The Festival welcomes Pierre Poulin, Treasurer and Gilles Matte, Resource Manager to our Board of Directors.

We would like to thank outgoing Treasurer Celyne Bellegarde for all she has done for the Festival.

Thank you, Celyne!
A Midsummer Music Dream, already recognized as a non-profit organization in Quebec, has been granted the status of Charitable organization. If you would like to make a donation we will be happy to send you an official receipt for tax purposes..

2017 Festival Photos
taken by Al Romito
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